To the parents of school age children in the City of New York: WAKE UP!
The NY Post recently reported that NYC schools were making the addition of Common Core aligned “anti-bias” social studies curriculum from the Southern Poverty Law Center’s offshoot, Teaching Tolerance.
The NY Post cited quotes from Chancellor Carmen Farina on the topic. These quotes seem to have come from a letter sent to employees regarding the use of these materials. This blog has obtained a copy of that letter, which was sent by email to employees on July 14th.
While not naming the men outright, Farina’s letter refers to the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. There is also mention of Texas in Farina’s letter, where on July 7th, police officers were targeted by a sniper, injuring nine of them and killing five others.
Farina appears to use these events and deaths as a platform for “going beyond talking” and “support informed action” by implementing the Teaching Tolerance social studies curriculum:
“However, as educators we must go beyond…
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